Pregabalin

Pregabalin is a medicine used to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, pain caused by nerve damage, and in generalized anxiety disorder. It is commercially available in capsule, solution, and extended-release tablet. It is a gabapentinoid, and its mode of action is by blocking specific calcium channels.

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Why do I have persistent pain in my lower back and kidney area?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. I am very athletic. I am a person with diabetes and was diagnosed at the age of 6.5 years old. I am 5'9" and 165 pounds. My primary concern is that lately as in the last month, or so there has been a constant pain in my lower back and the kidney area. The pain is not sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most of the times the dull pain is benign and not a matter of worry. You also had a test to rule out any serious issues. I guess you do not have a fever, burning urination, etc. The next possibility is of spondylosis of lumbar spine or a disc problem. It is a spine probl...  Read Full »

Can allodynia cause slight pain when lightly touched by clothes or hand?

Query: Hi doctor, A portion of my skin in my right leg feels sensitive, or I feel a little pain when it is lightly touched by the clothes or hand. I have started to feel the pain, I think 3 to 5 days now, and it does not go away. I searched online to find what it is, and I think it is similar to allodynia...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hypersensitivity is caused by the effect on the nerve can due to any reason. It may be from the spinal cord to the region in the leg. A problem anywhere can cause this kind of an issue. You need to get yourself evaluated clinically by a neurologist. As the MRI is...  Read Full »

Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?

Query: Hello doctor, However, my mother is a known diabetic, defaulted in her medication, leading FBS (fasting blood sugar) level of 17 mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract. She was placed on Insulin Aspart (Novomix), which she took for two months. However, after every insulin injection, she...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned 17 mg. Maybe you are confused and should be 17 mmol, I think. Maybe pain is due to the nerve, which may hit accidentally during injection, especially as your saying it is radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current. If so, she can take ...  Read Full »

Which is better for diabetic neuropathy, Gabapentin or Pregabalin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old male with a weight of 80 kilograms. I am diabetic. My doctor advised me to take Gabapentin NT 400 for neuropathy. Previously, I was taking Pregabalin 150 mg. On seeing some reviews online, I found that ninety percent of patients are against taking Gabapentin. It causes...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gabapentin is more potent than Pregabalin. It is an excellent drug. The possible side effect is dizziness. As you have taken Pregabalin 150 mg previously and so Gabapentin suits you. Gabapentin NT contains Nortryptilline which helps with neuropathic pain. Most of the di...  Read Full »

What can cause shooting pain all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor,My problem started with pain in my lower back and buttock, and then it moved to my lateral thigh on both sides. So, it is difficult to sleep on either side. I also started experiencing neck and shoulder pain. Now, I feel pain in my arms, back, neck, shoulder, etc. I do not know what could ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is like spondylosis, both cervical and lumbar. It is a spine problem where you get pain and other symptoms due to compression of nerves between spine. So, it will cause symptoms along the course of nerves. Do you have any history of trauma to your spine? Does this pain...  Read Full »

I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression. How to recover?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from L5-S1 nerve root compression issue. I have been given an epidural injection, but it does not work correctly. I am getting substantial pain all over my right leg. The pain is very severe. I am unable to walk or sit at all. I also went through SNRB and epidural steroid i...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. I understand such radicular pain is very troublesome. For pain, I advise the following. Kindly consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent. A combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamin. To do hot fome...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in my fingertips?

Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr...  Read Full »

Is Pregabalin the right medicine for social and performance anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. Medications: Started Lyrica (Pregabalin) yesterday 25 mg (moving to 50 mg tomorrow). Issues: Generalized anxiety (Social and Performance anxiety). Query: Did my general physician prescribe the right medicines? I mainly suffer from social and performance anxiet...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Pregabalin is a SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors) class of medicine. You have tried SSRI and TCAs (tricyclic antidepressants). SNRIs do help with anxiety disorders. Pregabalin is not the best SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)...  Read Full »

I am experiencing numbness from head to toe after taking Venlafaxine. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on 60 mg Nuzak for almost 10 years. When it stopped working, my psychiatrist suggested 150 mg Venlafaxine. I was only on it for about a month. When I started getting extreme night sweats and she suggested to stop it. I tapered it down for about a month when I lost almost all s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I request you to get the serum prolactin level checked from the nearby laboratory. The stoppage of periods in the 34 years of age along with paresthetic symptoms indicates something as complication of high dose of serotonergic drugs. Once this is done, then send rep...  Read Full »

How to get rid of neck stiffness and pain due to a pinched nerve?

Query: Hi doctor, I have neck pain on the right side of my head below my ear. I have extreme stiffness in my neck with constant burns or aches. The initial injury was caused by the exercise done during therapy and I did it to strengthen my upper back. When I did this exercise on my own, I overdid it and i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can have a pinched nerve in the neck and continue taking anti-inflammatory tablets. In addition, you can take tablet Pregabalin 75 mg twice daily and it helps for the nerve symptoms. You can do gentle range of motion exercises on the neck for two to three weeks...  Read Full »

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